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  • Washington Nationals Ian Desmond pops up his bunt attempt to the catcher for an out during the fifth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday. The Nats lost 8-1. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Nationals' offense continues lackluster stretch in 8-1 loss to Diamondbacks

    If you wanted a list of all the players the Washington Nationals left on base Thursday night, you'd have been better off simply writing out the lineup. Ian Desmond, Danny Espinosa and Jesus Flores all knew what it was like to be stranded.

  • National League's Tyler Clippard of the Washington Nationals pitches during the fourth inning of the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday. Clippard earned the win in relief as the National League beat the American League 5-1. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    MLB All-Star Game: Nats' Tyler Clippard vultures win as NL edges AL

    The situation couldn't have fit Tyler Clippard better.

  • Nationals set-up man Tyler Clippard's unique arm angle allows him to blow fastballs past hitters with regularity. His 63 strikeouts are second among all relievers. (Associated Press)

    Nats' Clippard set up to succeed

    The road from Viera, Fla., to Syracuse, N.Y. is nearly 1,300 miles long. It's a grueling 20-hour trip from the Florida coast to the brink of the Canadian border, but in the spring of 2009, Tyler Clippard needed every minute of it.

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Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard was named Sunday to his first all-star team. Clippard has a 1.96 ERA in 37 appearances.

    Nationals' Clippard makes All-Star team

    Tyler Clippard was as surprised as anyone when heard that he would represent the Nationals at the All-Star Game in Arizona on July 12.

  • The Washington Nationals expect their game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night to go on as usual after an earthquake shook the area. (Associated Press)

    All-Star talent on Nationals is plentiful

    The appeals have been coming in for weeks. Each night at ballparks around the country, fans are urged to cast their vote for the 2011 All-Star Game. Punch a ballot at the park, go online and vote - and do it more than once.

Washington Nationals' reliever Tyler Clippard.

    Braves stacked in back of bullpen, but so are Nats

    The three power arms at the back end of Atlanta's bullpen are garnering a lot of attention.

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    Clippard wins game for Nats

    Jordan Zimmermann did something in the second inning Friday night that no other pitcher in the major leagues had done this season and yet, in the Nationals much-needed 3-2 victory over the Marlins in 10 innings, he was still upstaged by one of his relievers.

Tyler Clippard, shown during Sunday's victory over San Francisco, leads all Nationals relievers with 15 appearances. Washington's bullpen has been well-rested with starters working deep into games.

    Starters are solid, so some Nationals relievers watch and wait

    PHILADELPHIA | With Jordan Zimmermann working in the sixth inning Sunday, left-hander Doug Slaten and right-hander Todd Coffey began to stir in the Washington Nationals' bullpen. The double-barreled action ended immediately after Zimmermann recorded the third out of the inning.

  • LaRoche homer helps Nationals top Marlins in 11

    In the box score, the Nationals beat the Marlins Thursday night on a two-run home run by Adam LaRoche -- a ball that sailed into the right field seats at Sun Life Stadium in the top of the 11th inning to bring home Ryan Zimmerman and give Washington its second win of the 2011 season.

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